• Medicines, regular and also painkillers.

I always carry a pouch with paracetamol, ibuprofen, a couple of Lemsips, anti-sickness, anti-diarrheal, anti-colic meds in it. It has proven invaluable.

  • It goes without saying, you’d want to take a selfie stick. I have found the ones with a cable connection are more forgiving with my phone’s battery life than the Bluetooth connection ones.

A tripod is a good idea if you’re a solo traveler and want to take loads of photos.

  • Think about taking a kindle (if you enjoy reading) Vs a tablet/laptop.
  • Take the correct adaptor! I found this product incredibly useful when traveling, it’s worth every penny.

You can charge up to four devices on it, the only downside I experienced is if you happen to take a device with you like a hairdryer, you can’t use this adaptor as it requires a USB connection.

  • Noise reduction: I use the regular bog-standard earplugs. Another option is noise-canceling headphones or headbands with built-in headphones.
  • Travel pillow – I don’t pack it unless it’s a long haul flight, even then I think twice because most of the long haul airlines actually have comfy seats and headrests so you can do without.
  • Paperwork: passport, boarding passes, travel insurance, and bank cards. You can use Pass Andriod or iPhone Wallet to store your boarding passes.

I always carry a copy of my passport, and details of the travel insurance company, you might need them.

I wrote about some really good tips about money and how to carry more of it and staying safe in my traveling solo safely guide – check it out here.

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